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Shad tidings to our ears,
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
When Jesus, from the realis above, And scan bis work in vain :
Borne on the wings of boundless love, God is his own interpreter,
3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night, And he will make it plain.
And spread around his heav'nly light!
By hiro what wondrous grace is shown IV. REDEMPTION. To souls impoverish'd and undone! HYMN 13. (S. M.) 4 He shows, beyond these mortai shores, Job ix. 2-6.
A bright inheritance as ours;
Where saints in light our coming wait Be just before his God!
To share their holy, happy state. if he contend in righteousness,
HYMN 16. (C. M.) We sink beneath his rod.
ALVATION! O the joyful sound, ! If he our ways should mark With strict inquiring eyes,
A sov'reign balm for ev'ry wound,
A cordial for our fears.
2 Salvation! buried once in sin, 3 All-seeing, pow'rful God!
At hell's dark door we lay; Who can with thee contend? But now we rise by grace divine, Or who that tries th' unequal strife,
And see a heav'nly day. Shall prosper in the end?
3 Salvation! let the echo fly 4 The mountains, in thy wrath,
The spacious earth around; Their ancient seats forsake!
While all the arinies of the sky The trembling earth deserts her place, Conspire to raise the sound. Her rooted pillars shake!
4 Salvation ! O thou bleeding Lamb,
To Thee the praise belongs: $ Ah, how shall guilty man
Our hearts shall kindle at thy name
Thy name inspire our songs.
Chorus, for the end of each verse
Glory, honour, praise, and power
Be unto the Lamb for ever!
Jesus Christ is our Redeeiner!
Hallelujah, praise the Lord clean
HYMN 17. In water of the driven snow
(C. M.) My soul would yet its spot retain,
To our Redeemer's glorious Name And sink in'conscious guilt-and wo:
Awake the sacred song!
O may his love (immortal fame!) & The Spirit, in his pow'r divine, Tune every heart and tongue.
Would cast my vaunting soul-to. 2 His love, what mortal thought can Expose the foulness of its sin, (earth;
What mortal tongue display!
[reach And show the vileness of its worth.
Imagination's utmost stretch 3 Ah, not like erring man is God, In wonder dies away.
That men to answer him should dare; 3 He left his radiant throne on high, Condemn'd, and into silence aw'd,
Left the bright realms of bliss, They helpless stand before his bar.
And came to earth to bleed and die 4 There, must a Mediator plead,
Was ever love like this?
And offer man the purchas'd grace. May every heart with rapture say, $ And lo! the Son of God is slain
"The Saviour died for ine."
And join the sacred song.
Tune my heart to grateful lays;
Once we were fall'n, and O how low!? Teach me some melodious measure
W ben Jesu, fra
Meräteful soul, for ever praise,
A sovreign bala iz
A cordial for et 2 Salvation bursa
At bell's dark de
And see a bear
The spacious earunt
Conspire to raise **
To Thee the web
Chorus, for the ents
All my soul with sacied pleasure, Convinced that every perfect gif
From thee alonie descends.
Wand'ring from the fold of God; And pow'r and wisdom too;
Didst redeem me with thy blood. We nothing good can do.
Safe through life thus far I'm come; Our good is all divine; [wrought
And rigliteous word is thine.
4 From thee, through Jesus, we receive
The pow'r on thee to call,
In whom we are, and move, and live :-
Our God is all in all.
HYMN 22 (III. 1.)
ING, ny soul, his wondrous love, Which in our works we place:
Who, from yon bright throne above
Ever watchful o'er our race,
Still to man extends his
Tbat all our hopes begin ;'(Christ, All is by his sceptre sway'd;
So much love to us below?
Bought us with the Saviour's blood
And, tu make our safety sure,
Guides us by his Spirit pure.
Let His glory be thy theme:
Praise him till he calls thee home,
Trust his love for all to come.
HYMN 23. (S. M.)
G harmonious to the ear;
YRACE! 'uis a charming soundt
And all the earth shall hear.
To save rebellious man:
And all the means that grace display
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Can aught beneath a pow'r divine 3 Grace guides my wandering seet The stubborn will subdue ?
To tread the heav'nly road;
pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days;
And well deserves the praise.
V. THE CHURCH.
HYMN 24. (S. M.)
And give them life divine! (ours, buvi a resting place above
The cheerless waters found;
2 O cease, my wand'ring soul
On restless wing to roam;
War Rot for thee a home
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What mortal 1057
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Was ever love likt 4 Dear Lord, while wester
Our humble to May every heart wie 43
“The Saviour des Att 5 O mar the sweet, Lebe
Fillerery heart and **
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Sung by rapturi sana
3 Behold the Ark of God,
4 Behold the bless'd assembly there Behold the open door;
Whose names are writ in heav'n Hästen to gain that dear abode, Hear God, the Judge' of all, declare And rove, my soul, no more.
Their sins, through Christ, forgive 4 There, safe thou shalt abide, 5 Angels, and living saints, and deae There, sweet shall be thy rest,
But one communion make; And every longing satisfied,
All join in Christ, their vital Head, With full salvation blest.
And of his love partake.. 5 And, when the waves of ire
HYMN 27. (S. M.) Again the earth shall fill,
LEST is the tie that binds
sove: The Ark shall ride the sea of fire Then rest on Zion's hill.
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
2 Before our Father's throne The house of thine abode,
We pour united prayers, The Church our blest Redeemer sav'd Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one With his own precious blood.
Our comforts and our cares. 2 I love thy Church, O God!
3. We share our mutual woes, Her walls before thee stand,
Our mutual burdens bear; Dear as the apple of thine eye,
And often for each other flows And graven ou thy hạnd.
The sympathizing tear. 3 If e'er to bless thy sons
4 When we at death must part, My voice or hands deny,
How keen, how deep the pain: These hands, let useful skill forsake, But we shall still be join'd in heart, This voice in silence die.
And hope to meet again, 4 If e'er my heart forget
5 From sorrow, toil, and pain, Her welfare, or her wo,
And sin, we shall be free; Let every joy this heart forsake, And perfect love and friendship reigu And every grief o'erflow.
Throughout eternity. 5 For her my tears shall fall,
HYMN 28. (II. 1.)
The Church in Glory.
That calls my willing soul away
To dwell aniong the blest : Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
For lo! my great Redeemer's pow'r Her hymns of love and praise.
Unfolds the everlasting door, 7 Jesus, thou Friend divine,
And points me to his rest. Our Saviour and our King,
2 Ev'n now, to my expecting eyes Thy hand from every snare and foe
The heav'n-built tow'rs of Salem rise, Shall great deliv'rance bring.
Their glory I survey 8 Sure as thy truth shall last,
I view her mansions, that contain To Zion shall be givin
The angel host, a beauteous train, The brightest glories earth can yield, And shine with cloudless day. And brighter bliss of heav'n.
3 Thither, from earth's remotest end, HYMN 26. (C. M.) Lo! the redeem'd of God ascend, Hebrews xii. 18. 22-24."
Borne on immortal wing;
In ceaseless hymns their tongues em. Not to the thunder of that word
Before th' Almighty King. (ploy Which God on Sinai spoke':
4 The King a seat hath there prepard, 2 But we are come to Zion's hill, High, on eternal base u preard, The city of onr God;
For his eternal Son:
And spread his love abroad, His saints, by him with glory crown'd. 3 Behold th' innumerable host
Attend and share his throne. of angels cloth'd in light !
5 Mother of cities! o'er thy head Behold the spirits of the just
Bright peace, with healing wings out. those faith is chang'd to sight. 1 For evermore shall dwe: [spread
WITH joy shall I behold the day
Bu fire our Fatheis Phe world thy glories shall confess.' Whal saw the Lord'arise ;
Dar fears ar 2003
Our comfort and
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Let ne, blest seat! my name behold 13 This is the homage he require W braz. Among thy citizens enroll’d,
The voice of praise and prayer,
Ourselves and all we are. 3 Argiks are
Isaiah lii. 1, 2.
4 While rich and poor for mercy call Eat OL
Propicious from the skies,
Accepts the sacrifice.
And gird thee with thy Saviour's
From sin he grants release ; [Son,
According to their faith 'tis done, i he fe' #strip of cas e Put all thy beauteous garments on,
He bids them goin peace.
HYMN 32. (S. M.)
, day of , We pour uite TIER
9 No more shall foes unclean invade, Welcome to this reviving breast, And fill thy hallow'd walls with dread;
And these rejoicing eyes! No more shall hell's insulting host 3 We share di me. Their vict'ry and thy sorrows boast.
2 The King himself comes near
To feast his saints to-day;
And love, and praise, and pray.
3 One day amidst the place 4 15 en we 21 20 To guard thee in eternal peace.
Where Jesus is within, But we shisoite VI. FESTIVALS AND FASTS. Is better than ten thousand dayı THE LORD'S DAY.
of pleasure and of sin.
In such a frame as this,
Till it is call'd to soar away
To everiasting bliss.
HYMN 33. (L. M.)
Cerd shares blest
, A Napther Birdaland be done The Channes ? On this auspicious morn
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, The Lord of life arose ;.
Improve the hours thy God hath blest. The callse Se burst the bars of death,
2 This day may our devotions rise, And vanquish'd all our foes: As grateful' incense, to the skies;
And heav'n that sweet repose bestow. Filo! ter great few lnd now he pleads our cause above, eflis preferlu And reaps the fruits of all his love. Which none but they who feel it know!
3 All hail, triumphant Lord ! 3 This peaceful calm within the breast Heav'n with hosannas rings, Is the sure pledge of heav'nly rest,
Which for the church of God remains, Topbear'n-built to 3 And earth, in humbler strains,
Thy praise responsive sings: (slain, Thé end of cares, the end of pains. I met het maastoe! Worthy the Lamb, that once was 4 In holy duties, let the day,
Thro' endless years to live and reign. In holy pleasures, pass away:
HYMN 34. (II. 3.)
T Demands the soul's collected There, cround with This day let sinners own thy sway,
Gladly we now to thee resign (pow'rs' la ceaseless himast And rebels cast their arms away! HYMN 31. (C. M.)
These solemn, consecrated hours: His is he day tne Lord he made, may our souls adoring own
The grace that calls us to thy throne To him he voive din homaze pai. 12 All-seeing God! thy piercing eye Vi nose service is our ciroice.
Can every secret thought explore; This is the tempe of the lerd: May wordly cares our bosoms fly, His palaces with par How areadful is this place'i
And where thou artintrude noinore ; Votter of cities' With mecaneas let 118 bear word, Tomav thy grace our spirits move,
With rer:Sua áren 7ais forn Land Aix our oriods on things above Bright peace, mitte
Scd bope to a 5 From Sorrow, 213
And antes in pertect love
The angel host, a beast
And shine with the 3 Thither, fra cante :
Borne on ima
T! let young and old rejoice.
Before th' Alright 4 Tue King a seat het High, on eternalla:
For his eternal S.
liis saints, by him
Allend and share
For evermore stad ist
INThe king of glory praise ;
TOLtby temple I repair
3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart, Nor let me feel onc vain desire, [day.
And bid thy word, with life divine, One sinful thought, through all the Engage the ear, and warm the heart;/4 Then, to thy courts when I repair, Then shall the day indeed be thine:
My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
And join the strains which angels
sing. N loud exalted strains
HYMN 38. (III. 1.) O'er heav'n aud earth he reigns,
Lord, I love to worship there, Through everlasting days:
While thy glorious praise is sung, But Zion, with his presence blest, Touch niy lips, unloose my tongue. Is his delight, his chosen rest,
2 While the pray’rs of saints ascend, 2 O King of glory! come,
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;
Hear, for Jesus iniercedes.
Till thy gospel bring to me
Life and immortality.
4 While thy ministers proclaim Accepted to the skies:
Peace and pardon in thy name;
5 From thy house when I return, Imbibé thy truth and love; May my heart within me burn; Here, Christians join the song
And at ev'ning let me say, Of seraphim above:
" I have walk'd with God to-day.” Till all who humbly seek thy face
HYMN 39. (L. M.)
LMIGHTY Father! bless the word
now have heard;
HYMN 40. (IIL. 5.)
Triumph in redeeming grace ;
O refresh us 4 Send comfort down from thy right To cheer me in this barren land; [hand,
Trav'lling through this wilderness! And in thy temple let me know.
2 Thanks we give, and adoration, The joys that from thy presence flow.
For the gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:
May thy presence My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,
With us evermore be found! While thus my early vows I pay.
ADVENT 2 I yield my heart to thee alone,
HYMN 41. Nor would receive another guest;
(C. M.) Eternal King ! erect thy throne, HAR Kothe glad sound, the Savioin
And reign solemonarch in my breast. The Saviour promis'd long! 2 O bid this trifling world retire, And drive each carnal thought away; /
Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.
Far from my thoughts, vain world, A Which, through thy grace, and